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and accepts her place in history. but this morning bernie sanders is still vowing to stay in the race. he is set to meet with president obama thursday. so where does senator sanders and his supporters go from here? and with the matchup now set, donald trump is promising what he says will be a, quote, major speech about the clintons. this as members of trump's own party are putting him on notice that it's, quote, time to look like a serious candidate. what does that mean? and trump is still refusing to apologize for those comments about the judge overseeing the lawsuits against trump university. good morning to you. good to see you this morning. i'm tamron hall coming to you live from the iconic pier in santa monica, california. now, just a few hours ago nbc news projected hillary clinton is the winner of this state, california, where she holds a double-digit lead in this state. senator bernie sanders said he needed to win california to continue. well, secretary clinton's victory here adds to her three
other primary wins last night all solidifying her position as the presumptive democratic nominee. also allowing her to celebrate her milestone, becoming the first woman poised to head a major political party's presidential ticket. >> it may be hard to see tonight, but we are all standing under a glass ceiling right now. thanks to you, we've reached a milestone. the first time the first time in our nation's history that a woman will be a major party's nominee. i want to congratulate senator sanders for the extraordinary campaign he has run. senator sanders, his campaign and the vigorous debate that we've had about how to raise incomes, reduce inequality, increase upward mobility, have
been very good for the democratic party and for america. >> as for senator sanders, he picked up wins yesterday in two states, but also refused to suspend his campaign. >> next tuesday we continue the fight in the last primary in washington, d.c. and then we take our fight for social, economic, racial and environmental justice to philadelphia, pennsylvania. i am pretty good in arithmetic and i know that the fight in front of us is a very, very steep fight. but we will continue to fight for every vote and every delegate we can get. >> now late last night president obama called both candidates. the white house says the president congratulated hillary clinton on winning the nomination and thanked senator sanders for energizing the party. the two men will now meet at the
white house on thursday at the request of senator sanders. and now secretary clinton is turning her focus to that general election battle against donald trump. >> donald trump is temperamentally unfit to be president and commander in chief. when he says let's make america great again, that is code for let's take america backwards. when donald trump says a distinguished judge born in indiana can't do his job because of his mexican heritage or he mocks a reporter with disabilities or calls women p s
pigs, it goes against everything we stand for. we believe we should lift each other up, not tear each other down. >> msnbc's kasie hunt joins us live from the clinton campaign headquarters in brooklyn, new york. kasie, we showed the moments hillary clinton went after donald trump but there were also moments of really absorbing the importance of what's happened. she referenced her mother and even looking around that crowd appeared emotional as she walked in. i tweeted in like a prize fighter to her music and that video montage. >> reporter: that's right, tamron. you know, i think you could clearly see that hillary clinton was reveling in the moment that, quite frankly, she's worked for close to a decade to achieve and of course women in america have been working toward for quite some time. and i think it was noteworthy to me she recognized her mother, her daughter. she didn't really mention her
famous husband, who of course was there and has already been in the oval office, but i also think you've seen hillary clinton become more and more comfortable on this general election stage. it's very clear that attacking donald trump is coming from a place of conviction for her and she has gotten a comfort level there that i think is beyond something that we have seen in some of these previous primary campaigns. she also, of course, was welcoming to bernie sanders' supporters in that speech and she talked quite magnanimously about bernie sanders' run for president. i think the question now is whether or not the two of them are going to be able to come together in some way to make this process smoother or whether bernie sanders is going to continue to be a little bit angrier, a little bit more frustrated with her and with, of course, the overall process of the nominating contest here. i think the president is set to play a key role. as you mentioned, he's set to meet with bernie sanders later this week at the white house.
i think the personal dynamics will also be interesting to watch there. jane sanders, bernie sanders' wife, is a key player in how this all will happen. she is somebody who tends to consume more media than her husband. she's typically the one who's bringing him stories that he might want to see. so i'm interested to see how that plays out going forward. otherwise, hillary clinton of course celebrating this victory, tamron. >> and, kasie, back to her schedule, i know we're focused on senator sanders and we'll talk about that in a second, but hillary clinton beginning next week will hit, as i understand, ohio and pennsylvania. at the same time, donald trump says he will be giving this major speech. let's talk about her strategy moving forward starting out next week. >> tamron, the plan right now is for hillary clinton to do a general election swing through ohio and pennsylvania. she said she's going to be going to places like cleveland and pittsburgh. when you talk to clinton
campaign advisers, they say they have to protect. pennsylvania potentially on the map in a way that it hasn't been in recent elections because of the appeal donald trump has had to white working class voters. now, we'll see if the comments over the course of the past couple of weeks affect the polling in pennsylvania. you've seen pat toomey, the republican senator, defending his seat there being cautious in approaching these comments. not yet coming around to full-throated endorsement of donald trump. that tells you a little bit about his political understanding of the state there. but the reality is hillary clinton does need to win pennsylvania and she needs to win ohio if she's going to beat donald trump come november, tamron. >> all right, kasie. let's go to nbc's chris jansing, she's actually traveling with the sanders campaign for us this morning. she joins us by phone as she heads back to vermont with the senator. chris, thanks for joining us. a lot going on there, but i do want to talk about this meeting in washington, d.c., this morning. what information do you have regarding how it was set up and what's expected here?
>> reporter: so there was a call that was made by senator sanders to the white house saying that he wanted to meet with the president. so that meeting was set for yesterday. but the stage will be set for that today. i think on the plane ride back to vermont, they'll have about five plus hours to talk with his senior advisers. i'm at the hotel now where sanders and his wife spent the night as well as his senior aides who were busy yesterday. they were working on last-minute details for all of these states and then well into the night and in fact into the early morning hours, not even with the senator but helping with the vote count, seeing what the possibilities were for california, which of course did not go the way that they had hoped it would. so a couple of things. one, the results last night definitely changed the trajectory of the conversation that's going to happen on board that plane and then it's going to set the tone, i think, for what that meeting looks like tomorrow with the president. his message is going to be twofold. the first one is going to be simple math.
you've seen what the delegate count is and the fact that it would be not just unprecedented but it's hard to see any way in which his whole talk of superdelegate turns would happen. and it's notable, i think, that last night he never mentioned superdelegates and never mentioned being a better candidate against donald trump than hillary clinton. the second part of it is going to be something that i think is going to be a little bit easier. the two men have common ground in their literally -- their visceral distaste for many of the comments that donald trump has made and their belief that he's dangerous for the country and everything has to be done to stop him from being president. i think working from that common ground we'll see the way forward. we don't know, frankly, where his -- where bernie sanders' emotions are today, where his head is today. he did get 10.5 million votes, those people are critical,
people that hillary clinton wants. he's saying he's going all the way to the convention. does he do that as a candidate and a fight for superdelegates or does he do it in tandem with hillary clinton as someone who wants to take this progressive movement to the next level and make sure that all these people that he has energized, that the issues they care about don't go away. tamron? >> just quickly, chris, there have been reports about staffing changes or reduction of staff already for the senator's campaign. what's going on there? >> reporter: yeah, there's going to be some major layoffs that are going to start happening maybe as early as today, but certainly very quickly. part of it is a natural change that happens in situations like this, but obviously it doesn't happen when you're gearing up to do a general election campaign, something we're seeing with both the hillary clinton and trump campaigns. there's also the financial reality that last month his fund-raising was way down. he would not release the numbers, something he had done
for the first three months of the year when he beat hillary clinton in fund-raising, so i think that that's another reality check that they are not setting up the kinds of situations where you would be getting ready to move forward. as one person put it to me very bluntly, you don't need a lot of staff to go to the convention. >> all right, thank you very much, chris. safe travels to you. can't wait to see the reporting later today and of course tomorrow after this meeting with president obama and bernie sanders. a quick programming note, hillary clinton is being interviewed today by nbc's lester holt. you can watch that tonight on nbc nightly news. check your local listings for the times. meanwhile, joining us now, former michigan governor, jennifer grantholm. governor, thanks for your time. >> you bet, tamron. >> before we get to the substance of the battle ahead, i do want to talk about the emotion and what we saw and heard last night.
you actually tweeted out that there were tears streaming down your face on behalf of all of the women who came before and on behalf of all who will come behind. i remember being in new hampshire at the beginning of the primary process at a university in new hampshire where there were some young women who said that they really did not feel gender should matter or they had a disconnect between how their mothers viewed hillary clinton and how they viewed hillary clinton. these many months now have passed and now we've seen history. how do you see that changing and connecting perhaps in a different way with some of those young female voters? >> well, i do know that for my generation and the generation ahead of me, it was hard to even find words to express what we were feeling last night in light of the fact that so many of us have broken through glass ceilings or have experienced discrimination in the workplace. if you look 50 years ago, women couldn't even get a credit card
without a man's signature, couldn't get an apartment without their husband signing on. there's been just so -- this is so long in coming. and so we felt like, oh, my gosh. when hillary clinton came out and did this, we were all doing this. this is so fantastic. so those young women, i know that their mothers may feel more emotional about it than they do, but what a great opportunity for them too because here's the kicker. there is still only 2% of women who are ceos of fortune 500 companies. there's only six women governors. only 24% of women in state legislatures. when you have a woman who is in charge of, like a country, you see those numbers increase. and so not just for my generation but for this next generation. and once you've got women in place, policy changes. so we're the only country that doesn't have parental leave in the advanced world, the
industrialized world. now, maybe with a woman in charge, you're going to see some break in that. and that will open up opportunity for all those young women who come behind. >> well, that's interesting you have that perspective because i think that when the first african-american president was elected, you had some within the black community who believed that there would be some changes. we know you have to be the president of the united states, not with a certain group you identify with. when you look at some of the numbers, the battle between hillary clinton and donald trump, you see a very heavy male support of donald trump, particularly in parts of the country like ohio, pennsylvania, michigan, your home state. i want to pull up some numbers on the demographics. right now donald trump is tied with her with college educated whites. of those without a college education, he is beating her right now. and this is a part of the conversation of can she connect, and that's why she's headed to ohio and pennsylvania. and what is her message to those
voters in that demographic group? so first of all, tamron, i think it's really important that we get that men who have daughters and sons who have been allies in this who want to see equality also are onboard with her. it's not like all men are with trump and women are with her. she wants to see equality for all people, number one. number two, i know the people in the midwest, and they are interested in jobs. specific strategies to get jobs. they are not interested in people who have in their practice, in their career hurt people like them. so just quickly, when i ran for governor, i ran against a guy who the outsourced jobs and that was like fighting words in michigan and i won by the largest amount of any race and voters who cast votes because i ran against somebody who hurt the people in those states. once people find out donald
trump's history of enriching himself at the expense of people like him, i think that will change people's mind. plus people in the midwest action they are not racist. and my guess is the numbers that you showed might have been before all of this stuff came out that demonstrated clearly that donald trump is racist. and those -- that, to me, is a chambe game-changer. when she's talking about uplifting all people, that we are in america that breaks down barriers for everyone and he's talking about a judge not being qualified to judge his case because of his race, those are game-changing kinds of arguments. so i think that she will do very well in the midwest. >> all right. to your point that poll was taken in may and it showed trump leading with white voters 52% to 36% before the rhetoric involving the judge, so we will see if those change. governor, thank you so much for your time. we greatly appreciate it. >> you bet, tamron.
you bet. while hillary clinton had a victorious night, donald trump tried to shift the focus off of his remarks on judge curiel, giving what critics are calling now a stilted teleprompter speech. he said he would be america's champion, setting his sights on november and a general election runoff against clinton. trump also made sure to attack the democratic presumptive nominee as well as her husband. >> the clintons have turned the politics of personal enrichment into an art form for themselves. they have made hundreds of millions of dollars selling access, selling favors, selling government contracts, and i mean hundreds of millions of dollars. hillary clinton turned the state department into her private hedge fund. the russians, the saudis, the chinese, all gave money to bill and hillary and got favorable treatment in return. it's a sad day in america when foreign governments with deep
pockets have more influence in our own country than our great citizens. >> nbc's ali vitali is live outside trump tower in new york. ali, thanks for joining us. clearly donald trump trying to get the media and others within his own party to stop talking about his comments regarding the judge, but did he accomplish that yesterday at all with that speech? >> reporter: it definitely looked like donald trump last night although i can't say that it sounded like the candidate that i've been following for the better part of a year now. the speech was definitely scripted and it's a clearly marked difference in his cadence when you see him reading off prompters, which we've seen him do a few times. the attacks even on the clintons, while they were still there, what you just played, he did lack his usual classic signature lines when he called hillary crooked or when he says that she's a liar. instead he used more language
like what we just heard. that's not the only thing that changed in regard to his content, which was a olive branch to those would want him to be much more presidential. a pivot that we've been waiting to see and came to fruition last night. he didn't talk about building the wall, which has been one of his signature policy plans that really riles his supporters in a positive way on the ground throughout this election cycle. instead we heard him talk about immigration through the lens of workers and putting america first, which was a definite theme throughout the entirety of his remarks. something else we didn't hear about, judge curiel. in a statement that he released before his remarks last night in briarcliff, he said he wasn't going to talk about the judge anymore and he didn't back down and that's important when you think about donald trump making this pivot. he didn't say that he was wrong, instead he said he made a fair claim about why he was being treated unfairly. that's something that you want to watch when you talk about trump 2.0. will it last, will it stick? we've seen this pivot happen a little bit before but whether or
not it actually stays this time, that's what we're going to wait to find out, tamron. >> ali, thank you very much. coming up, more on the republican leaders who are in open revolt over trump's comments on that federal judge. up next, we're going to go live to capitol hill to hear what republican lawmakers are saying after trump's speech last night. did they buy what he was selling? plus, disturbing video shows a man trying to abduct a teenage girl who was shopping with her mom. coming up, how that child was able to escape uninjured. and we'll have much more as we continue to bring our show to you live from the santa monica pier in california. stay with us. staying in rhythm... it's how i try to live... how i stay active. so i need nutrition... that won't weigh me down. for the nutrition you want without the calories you don't... try boost® 100 calories. each delicious snack size dnk gives you... 25 vitamins and minerals and 10 grams of protein. and it's available in two new flavors,
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trump after he attacked the judge overseeing the case lawsuits against trump university based on his ethnic heritage. >> well, i think a good place to start would be to apologize for the various totally inappropriate things he's said over the last couple of weeks. another thing i'd like to see him do is get on script. >> so you won't vote for him in the fall? >> no. i can't support hillary clinton or donald trump. >> i cannot support him because of what he said about the judge. that was too racist and bigoted for me. >> that was the final straw for you? >> that was the final straw for me. >> do you hope other members of your party do what you're doing now? >> i do. i think we should send a strong message to donald. >> the presumptive gop nominee has yet to apologies. he released a statement saying his comments were misconstrued and he is done talking about the issue. nbc's hallie jackson is on
capitol hill and has been speaking with a number of republican lawmakers about trump. we know that's not how it works. you can't say i don't want to talk about it anymore and then the topic vanishes. certainly not something of this nature from donald trump and his party. >> reporter: people are talking about it because they are being asked to talk about it. somebody who's bringing it up, house speaker paul ryan, who held his weekly meeting with members of his conference this morning. sources telling nbc news speaker ryan reiterated his support for trump. i can tell you based on conversations that i had with people in the meeting, ryan came out and explained why he endorsed donald trump, explained his thinking and his thought process behind that op-ed that came out last week in which ryan wholeheartedly threw his support behind trump and said he would be voting for him, something that ryan had held off on doing. ryan explained to the conference that he believed that trump's comments, as he said publicly yesterday, were obviously inappropriate, were as ryan said the textbook definition of
racism. the remarks on judge curiel, the judge overseeing the class action lawsuit against trump university. but at the same time i'm told that there was a sense in the conference that ryan was reiterating his support for trump and sort of explaining why he believes that trump will in fact change direction, change tone and end up being able to take the fight to the democrats, and specifically hillary clinton in the fall. this morning, we spoke to some house members about trump and there was a variety of reactions. we want to play a little bit of those interviews for you now. listen. >> when you get into the mind of somebody that's more concerned about his reputation than winning the race on behalf of the american people, i think this is a result of what you're seeing. you know, i can't support him right now. >> the tone was much better, but the fact is that donald trump still needs to apologize for his comments and saying that his comments were misconstrued is not an apology. he needs to start acting more presidential. he needs to apologize for some
of the previous comments that he has made, and he needs to better articulate what his vision is for a trump presidency. >> reporter: and that sentiment from senator susan collins echoed by at least one other senator who tells me this morning that an apology would be helpful. the idea that they can see that donald trump has acknowledged he made a mistake and is able to apologize for it. >> so at this count we have mark kirk the only one who has reversed his endorsement. any indication that we'll see more if donald trump doesn't apologize? are they going to hold his feet to the fire to get this apology or try to pivot and focus on his speech about the clintons. >> what we've seen so far is a handful of senators and top republicans who have so far not said what they would do. to your question will there be more unendorsements, i think donald trump has a window of maybe three more weeks to try to show these republicans that are
concerned that he can in fact change his temperament, change his tone and get on message. that is the phrase we have heard again and again, that trump needs to get on message. >> all right, hallie, thank you very much. great work on capitol hill. joining me now, republican strategist joe watkins. joe, thank you so much for your time. >> good to be with you, tamron. >> when you hear senators like mitch mcconnell say donald trump needs to get on script or one senator who said he needs to act more presidential, being a southern child it reminds me are going to, i don't know, walmart with your mom and she says you better act like you have some sense. is he acting a role or is he, you know, supposed to already be presidential here now that we've gone through this primary? i just don't understand the concept of telling him to act presidential as if he is from central casting since we are here in california? >> well, of course the presidency is an important role and it's important to realize
that you're representing all americans and speaking to all americans. i think he realizes that now. clearly his speech yesterday was -- i thought it was very, very good. i agree with reince priebus, that it was right on message, right on point. i think he's changing the script right now. i think he's going to stop talking about all the things that americans care about because we're heading now into the general election. he realizes, for instance, there are 6 million americans working part-time for economic reasons. they'd much rather be working full time. as long as he can show them how he's going to put them back to work, he has their ear and their attention. >> what did you hear in the speech, joe, that was right on point? >> well, of course he started talking about -- well, the democratic presumptive nominee. as long as you don't talk about personal issues. i mean the lawsuit that took place that's happening is alive and it's a personal issue, it's not a -- it's not a national issue or an issue that affects all americans. as long as you talk about the things that impact -- that may impact all americans, then you're on target.
as long as you talk about what you might do going forward and point to the fact that you've going to be giving a policy speech next week or in the next few days or a speak next week to talk about the presumptive democratic nominee and how you differ from that person on policy matters, all that's good stuff. that's what americans want to know and what they want to hear. >> but it seems as if again, joe, going back to republican leaders like yourself, people who have been in the party for a while, simply want him to read from a script, read from the teleprompter, which is ironic, because it was trump who said that a presidential candidate should not read from the teleprompter. he actually said it was something that should be banned, for lack of a better description. there he was glued to the script that may be something approved by republican leaders like yourself, but it's not what got him to the dance. does that tie into the idea that this person is not qualified temperamentally and even experiencewise? that if he's not reading from
the script, then what is he? >> he doesn't have to read from a script, i just think he has to be focussed, and he is focused now on what really matters to americans and talk about those things that matter to americans. donald trump should be donald trump. he overcame 16 other candidates, very qualified i might add, running for the republican nomination for the presidency and he managed to win and win very handily, so he ought not stop being who he is and talking about the matters that propelled him to the republican nomination. i think he's going to do that. i think he's going to do that passionately. as long as he sticks to all those matters that americans care about and how he's going to fix them. the things that are broken right now in our society, he'll have the attention of americans and have a great chance to win this election in the fall. >> all right, joe, we'll see what happens with this big speech at the beginning of the week because it was trump who said you can't tell if a guy is smart or not if they use a teleprompter. we'll see what happens on monday or tuesday with that speech. thank you, joe.
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and as your president, i will always have your back. >> hillary clinton last night telling her cheering supporters her plans for what is next. some new numbers in overnight shows clinton has 16 million votes to date compared to donald trump's 13 million. joining me now california congresswoman karen bass, a clinton supporter. you were here at this time yesterday before the results out of california. you were very confident. what's your reaction to how it all played out last night? >> well, i'm very excited about the results. i was certainly hoping that california would bring it home, and i think we lived up to that expectation. i think it was a wonderful night, and i think she did a really terrific speech. >> donald trump already planning a speech next week, he says, going after hillary clinton and bill clinton.
there are questions as to whether or not he plans to take on the clinton foundation and also pick up on some of the attacks we heard from senator sanders regarding money she's received from wall street, transcripts that have still not been released. how concerned are you that some of these very issues that potentially softened her lead with bernie sanders will be picked up by donald trump where they have been left off? >> well, i think that we've seen from trump that he's going to bring everything he can possibly bring up, no matter how long ago it was or no matter whether it related to her or something else. i fully expect that. but one thing about trump, he's a gift that keeps on giving, and i know that whatever he says between today and next week, she will have a tremendous amount of ammunition to continue going at him with. and i'm hoping by next week this time that our party is unified because i'm also very confident that senator sanders does not want to see trump in the white house and that we will unify as a party. and so i believe that regardless
of what he brings, we'll be able to be right back at him. >> we also saw history in a senate race here in california last night. california voters now sending two democrats, both minority women, to a november runoff here. let's get your reaction to that as well. we talk about the national history of this presidential race, but history here in this senate race. >> i think that's absolutely right. well, you know, to be perfectly honest, kamala harris is my candidate, and so i was very happy with the showing that she had. but you're absolutely right. history was made in cifora because you have two outstanding women in the race in november. both of them women of color. i think that reflects the state of california. >> it will be interesting to see how the race between kamala harris and congresswoman loretta sanchez plays out. but to your point, it is historic and does paint a new picture of the face of the
senate here in california, which we'll be talking much more about with this runoff. thank you so much, congresswoman, we greatly appreciate your time. >> thank you for having me on. well, today marks exactly five months until the general election. and while the race officially gets under way today, donald trump has had five weeks' head start over hillary clinton. coming up, why our first read team says trump has now squandered that head start, and we'll look at the money game as well, after the break. telling people how switching to geico uld save them hundreds of dollars on car insurance. but first, my luggage. ahh, there it is. uh, excuse me, sir? i think you've got the wrong bag. sorry, they all look alike, you know? no worries. well, car's here, i can't save people money chatting at the baggage claim all day. geico®. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance.
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begin starting building a campaign infrastructure, raise money, identify a super pac, get ready for a general election. what we've seen so far is that headstart didn't amount to much. case in point is when hillary clinton gave her blistering speech in san diego last thursday hitting donald trump, there was really no republican apparatus there to defend him or his comments. we saw a tweet, but no surrogates, no conference call, no nothing. and pretty much hillary clinton got so many different punches in and donald trump wasn't able to punch back. you need a big campaign infrastructure to be able to go toe to toe with what the clinton and the democratic party will have in their juggernaut in the fall. >> and the idea, mark, that donald trump says that he no longer wants to talk about this issue involving the judge, is that an effective strategy? ? does that keep the media from asking the question? >> you know, tamron, we're going to keep on asking the question, but one effective way of often
being able to move on is just simply to apologize. and of course sometimes it's very hard for politicians, either democrat or republican, to be able to apologize, but saying you're sorry, that does change the subject. and that is an effective tool for a politician. and being able to get yourself out of a very deep hole, to be able to bounce back and change the subject is important for any presidential candidate. >> well, it would be his first apology since launching into the race, and this is a man who told the evangelicals in iowa that he'd never ask god for forgiveness, whether he needs to or not. he told the evangelical crowd that and they still voted for him so we'll see what an impact an apology, if he provides one, has on his supporters. thank you very much, mark. >> thanks, tamron. according to new data in california, voter registration in latinos has spiked. similar trends are being seen around the country. next, a look at the impact this could have on the general election. hmmmmmm.....
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welcome back, from the santa monica pier here in california, a state that ranks first in the nation in the number of latinos. about 15 million. that's the largest share of latino eligible voters in our country and as a group that tends to vote democratic. it's a voting block that is exploding this year. according to the firm political data, latino voter registration was up 98% in california in the first three months of the year. compare that to 2012, a record 27 million latinos will be eligible to vote nationwide this election. that is up from 19 million in 2008. and when it comes to the presumptive nominees, last month nbc/"wall street journal" poll, 68% supported hillary clinton while 20% support donald trump. joining me now to talk more about it is the president and
ceo of vote latino. good to see you. >> hi, tamron. you're in california, my home state. how is it going? >> yes, it's going great here. let's talk about donald trump earlier in the week saying that he has strong support within the latino community, perhaps he sees 20% as strong. something that he can grow. what do you see it as? >> that he has been so particularly effective at alienating the second largest block of voting americans. in order for him to win the white house or anybody to win the white house because of the strong numbers that you talked about, the influence of the latino electoral growth, you need at least 37% to 40%. mitt romney with his self-deportation policy was trump-like and received 27% to give you an idea how far donald trump is from actually getting to the white house. >> well, that's an interesting point you make that mitt romney was trump-like. he has 20% given some of the
rhetoric from him, does that seem high for him? >> i think it's incredibly high and folks are being generous as his policies actually come into play. if he keeps going down the path that he did, for example, when he talked about an american judge as being mexican, using mexican as if it was a dirty word when it is not, it's a prideful heritage, he's going to have a really difficult time breaking through the noise and actually talking to people about the issues that at the end of the day latino americans in general care about, job growth, education and opportunity here in this kcountry. >> well, to your point, that's what trump believes where he could pick up traction that he can talk about jobs. do you see an opening there when you list the things of importance? >> i think it's really difficult to have a conversation with someone about any policy issue if you feel the candidate is addressing you doesn't respect you. i can't tell you how many times we hear over and over how his rhetoric is actually bleeding
now into communities where communities are feeling unsafe, and that is really a difficult place to move away from. he's starting to have conversations in the african-american community driving the issue of economic job growth. my concern if when you have the conversation it's almost always in the same sentence as the illegal immigrant that is taking your job, and those are his words. i would caution them, that's one of the reasons you'll see president obama stumping hard for hillary clinton because there is no -- there's no differentiation between the issues that the latino community cares about, that the african-american community cares about. >> when you think 98% voter registration uptick in california in the first three
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